Disruptions in the Atk protein can lead to brain changes that are characteristic of bipolar disorder.
Study reveals the function of a specific protein works differently in the brains of men and women. The findings help explain why some psychiatric disorders and resistance to treatments vary between the sexes.
Blood gene expression analysis uncovered a critical gene network that is disrupted in Autism. The disrupted gene network is related to fetal brain development and is also dysregulated in ASD cellular models. The findings provide further evidence that genetic factors influencing brain development during pregnancy are a primary cause of autism spectrum disorder.
Early life adversity, coupled with overexpression of the FKBP5 protein, increase susceptibility for later neuropsychiatric disorders, a new mouse study reveals. The association is more pronounced in females.
A new study reports chronic nicotine exposure during pregnancy alters the genetics and dopamine neurons of newborns. The findings could help researchers develop a possible cure for nicotine addiction.
Researchers report certain genes and pathways that regulate slicing factors play a critical role in the aging process. Disrupting these genetic processes, researchers say, could reverse signs of aging in human cells.
Researchers have identified a molecule in white matter that prevents the brain from repairing itself following injury. By blocking the production of the molecule, researchers say it may allow an effective pathway for neuroregeneration.